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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:32 PM
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Giuliani vows to cut 1/5 (20%) of civilian federal workers
Edited on Tue May-08-07 03:33 PM by no_hypocrisy
http://www.washtimes.com/national/20070507-112346-7158r...

Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph W. Giuliani last night said he would use attrition to cut more than 20 percent of federal civilian government employees and wants an outright cut in nondefense spending.

"The United States government right now needs an across-the-board spending decrease," the former New York mayor told the Heritage Foundation last night.


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There's so much wrong here, I'll let you take first cracks at it.

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P.S. I'll throw this one in for free: Death Penalty to the Death Tax.

http://www.joinrudy2008.com//news/missed/190/
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:33 PM
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1. We're all going to look back at this election and laugh at him
for years and years to come.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:35 PM
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2. "told the heritage foundation"
source: Washington Times. That just about does it for me.

Members of the heritage foundation do not deserve their citizenship. giuliani reduced to sucking heritage cock because he doesn't tow the line on abortion. It must really SUCK being a republican running for president with so many "important" groups to grovel to.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:35 PM
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3. Nice going Rudy ..
... sew up all the federal workers to vote against you. :rofl:

What an idiot!
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:37 PM
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4. I'm sure you'll get a lot of votes from federal workers, Rudy.
Attrition sounds painless. Unless you're one of the 80% left who have to pick up the slack.
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pwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:41 PM
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5. Rudy Fruity wants to take us backward.? What a surprise ha?
Me? i say move forward. Republicans fall in the rear. Your old party is over. progressives up front. Forward March!!!
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:44 PM
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6. Why isn't rudy cutting the defense spending?
I'm certain there are billions of dollars being wasted every month. It is really great to see the rethugs endearing themselves to the voters and their potential constituents.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:46 PM
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9. This is why. Out of the horse's mouth.
"As for military spending, he lamented the fact that it has fallen to 4.1 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, compared with 6.2 percent under President Reagan.

"In a speech this weekend to The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, Mr. Giuliani proposed increasing the size of the Army. Yesterday, he said there would be no shortage of volunteers to fill out the force."
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:50 PM
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10. rethugs love the military industrial complex and are always looking........
Edited on Tue May-08-07 03:51 PM by Double T
to start a 'war' with someone to test and justify their newest weapon acquisitions.
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:45 PM
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7. start with the TSA!
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:45 PM
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8. Cut non-defense spending?
Man, you are whacked! :crazy:
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leftwing9 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:55 PM
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11. So, let's see...
...a candidate goes in front of the Heritage Foundation and reels off neoconservative position after neoconservative position.

Yet he won't be labelled a neoconservative because he isn't virulently anti-choice.

Good thing we have a liberal media (sarcasm).
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 03:59 PM
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12. Welcome to DU, and good call.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 04:04 PM
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13. He'll win tons of votes with that one
Half the people I know either work for the federal government or have their jobs because of contracts with the federal government.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 04:21 PM
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14. Trend of Federal Civilian On-Board Employment For Executive Branch
Edited on Tue May-08-07 04:32 PM by LiberalFighter
Source: Trend of Federal Civilian On-Board Employment For Executive Branch(U.S. Postal Service excluded*) Agencies

Bush 43
2005 - - - - - 1,871,920
2004 - - - - - 1,856,441
2003 - - - - - 1,871,842**
2002 - - - - - 1,838,259
2001 - - - - - 1,797,707

Clinton
2000 - - - - - 1,784,032***
1999 - - - - - 1,820,348
1998 - - - - - 1,855,849
1997 - - - - - 1,871,843
1996 - - - - - 1,933,979
1995 - - - - - 2,012,524
1994 - - - - - 2,085,493
1993 - - - - - 2,156,844

Bush 41
1992 - - - - - 2,226,835
1991 - - - - - 2,243,265
1990 - - - - - 2,250,323
1989 - - - - - 2,237,816

Reagan
1988 - - - - - 2,221,817
1987 - - - - - 2,234,686
1986 - - - - - 2,175,773
1985 - - - - - 2,213,521
1984 - - - - - 2,171,404
1983 - - - - - 2,157,467
1982 - - - - - 2,110,433
1981 - - - - - 2,143,001

Carter
1980 - - - - - 2,160,964
1979 - - - - - 2,160,845
1978 - - - - - 2,164,301
1977 - - - - - 2,131,413

Nixon
1976 - - - - - 2,156,988
1975 - - - - - 2,148,840
1974 - - - - - 2,139,869
1973 - - - - - 2,082,644
1972 - - - - - 2,116,661
1971 - - - - - 2,153,764
1970 - - - - - 2,202,602
1969 - - - - - 2,301,127

Kennedy/Johnson
1968 - - - - - 2,288,999
1967 - - - - - 2,251,361
1966 - - - - - 2,050,721
1965 - - - - - 1,900,552
1964 - - - - - 1,884,332
1963 - - - - - 1,910,538
1962 - - - - - 1,896,178
1961 - - - - - 1,824,578

1960 - - - - - 1,807,958
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 04:22 PM
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15. I bet Giuliani was grasping for straws trying to get their support
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 04:27 PM
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16. What does he plan to do with the jobs when they have been reduced by attrition?
Outsource them to India?
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